The 29th Annual INTERNATIONAL VON KÁRMÁN WINGS AWARD
The Aerospace Historical Society and the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology have a rich heritage in the preservation of the world history of aerospace and in the recognition of renowned aerospace pioneers. Since 1985 the Society has honored many aerospace pioneers with the International von Kármán Wings Award. The 2013 recipient is Neal Blue, Chairman and CEO, General Atomics. He is being recognized for his visionary and leadership contributions to the aerospace industry, in particular, transforming UAVs from science fiction to agile systems and pioneering novel applications of UAVs for our national defense and security.